Recycling centres/bring banks


Bring Banks for Glass, Drink Cans and Textiles

Opening hours for Portlaoise Recycling Centre

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Closed: Sundays / Public / Bank Holidays


Opening hours for Portarlington Recycling Centre

Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m. to 3.30pm.  Last entry 3.15pm.   Saturday: 8am to 1.30pm. Last entry 1.15pm.

Closed: Tuesdays/ Thursdays Sundays / Public / Bank Holidays

We take an active part in encouraging recycling operations throughout the county.  To compliment the extensive variety of materials accepted at Portlaoise Recycling Centre, Laois County Council also have a large bring bank network which takes household food  and drink glass bottles, jars and cans only. The full list of these facilities is given below:

Please do not abuse these facilities by leaving rubbish or waste at them. They are not intended to accept plastic containers, paper items or other items that are not food and drink packaging, such as cups, saucers, drinking glasses, pyrex dishes, candles, mirrors, light bulbs, vases, window panes, microwave oven platters, paint cans etc or containers with food still in them; such objects and substances contaminate the recyclable materials that you and others have brought to the bring banks. Also, please bring your bags/boxes home with you and reuse them again.

  • Abbeyleix (Circle K Garage)
  • Arles (Community Centre)
  • Attanagh (Post Office)
  • Ballacolla (Community Centre)
  • Ballaghmore (opposite shop)
  • Ballinakill (Lay-by on R432 Abbeyleix Road, 600m north of the Square)
  • Ballyadams (Church Car Park)
  • Ballybrittas (Petrol Filling Station)
  • Ballyfin (near entrance to GAA pitch)
  • Ballylynan (in Car Park behind Centra)
  • Barrowhouse (GAA grounds)
  • Borris in Ossory (beside old Courthouse building on the Roscrea Road)
  • Castletown (Community Centre)
  • Clonaslee (Community Centre)
  • Clough (Foxrock Inn Car Park)
  • Coolrain (Adjacent to Post Box)
  • Cullohill (Community Centre)
  • Durrow (Texaco Garage on R639, Cork Road)
  • Emo (entrance to Emo Court, across from craft centre)
  • Graiguecullen (opposite Doyle’s of the Shamrock)
  • Killenard (Community Centre Car Park)
  • Killeshin (Car Park of Killeshin Hall)
  • Luggacurren (Community Centre)
  • Mayo (St Abbans Athletic Club)
  • Mountmellick (SuperValu-Medical Centre Car Park)
  • Mountmellick (Emo Filling Station on Tullamore Road)
  • Mountrath (XL Mighty Mols Service Station on Portlaoise Road)
  • Newtown (N78 – R430 Junction, across from Flemings Pub)
  • Pike of Rushall (R445 Lay-by at Crossroads)
  • Portarlington (Portarlington Recycling Centre)*
  • Portarlington (Super Valu Car Park)
  • Portlaoise (Portlaoise Recycling Centre located at Kyletalesha Landfill)*
  • Portlaoise (Car Park adjacent to Laois County Council Motor Tax Office)
  • Portlaoise (opposite Downey’s Kia, R445 Dublin Road)
  • Portlaoise (Parkside Shopping Centre, N77 Abbeyleix Road)
  • Raheen (National School)
  • Rathdowney (SuperValu Car Park)
  • Rosenallis (Community Centre)
  • Shanahoe (at end of Graveyard Car Park area)
  • Spink (next to Knock National School)
  • Stradbally (SuperValu car park)
  • The Swan (Medical Centre)
  • Timahoe (Community Centre)
  • Wolfhill (Car Park opposite Church)

*entry fee applies to use Portlaoise Recycling Centre and Portarlington Recycling Centre

A map showing the locations of these recycling facilities can be accessed via the following link:  Recycling Centres and Bring Bank Network Map


Please visit for more information about recycling in Ireland.  You might also use the following links to Glassco Recycling’s website for additional information.

how to recycle your glass

video on the glass processing at Glassco’s facility

glass recycling facts and figures